Creating a Test Plan

Test plans help you manage high-level test planning and oversee an entire testing effort.

Test plans are groups of test cycles. When you generate reports and statistics filtered by test plans, the information aggregates and displays the test-execution results, metrics, and coverage of the test cases associated with the test cycles.

This task offers an example of how to create a test plan, and it highlights important aspects of the creation process.

  1. Click the Plans view.

  2. In the Folders panel, click the folder in which you want to create a new test cycle. If you want to create a new folder, click Create Folder, name the new folder, then click the check.

  3. Click New to create a new test plan.

    The Create Test Plan screen appears.

  4. On the Details tab (default), add your desired information.

    A name for the test plan is required.

    In the Details section, Folder is the destination of your test plan (specified in Step 2), Status refers to the readiness of the test plan to be executed, and Owner is to whom the test plan is assigned.

    In the More Information section, you can create custom fields to address test strategy, scope, risks, environments, etc.

  5. Click the Traceability tab.

    Here you can use 64107f0137b76.png to link Web URLs to the test plan, and you can link test cycles to the test plan.

  6. Fill out the information on the remaining tabs.

    On the Attachments tab, you can attach files to the test case. On the History tab, you can track changes to the test plan.

  7. Click Save.

    The test plan is created, and a notification appears on the screen.

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